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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.

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The outside of The Cottage as viewed from the street.

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Last updated: 01/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Salinas cottage description

Welcome to our cozy, isolated cottage nestled amongst the lettuce fields of the Salinas Valley. Our cottage is located on our property 4.5 miles down River Road, just at the start of the Monterey County Wine Trail. On our half acre we have several outbuildings, our home and the owners cabinet shop. Weekends are quiet and peaceful when the shop is not operating, but during the week the cabinet shop starts up at 7 am with the noise being barely audible inside the cottage. The cottage has an open floor plan, with the 'bedroom,' living room, and kitchen connected to one another and the open sleeping loft. The cottage is located just off River Road, with a view of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range and endless produce fields. We are located 20 miles from Monterey and Pebble Beach, 7 miles to Salinas, 15 miles to Laguna Seca Raceway, and 45 miles from Santa Cruz. The agricultural setting of our property provides a unique experience of seeing where the lettuce, broccoli, or strawberries that you buy at home originated. There is little traffic, only the occasional tractor or the rare crop dusting helicopter, which only add to the experience. Enjoy the views and unbeatable hospitality during your stay, making this an ideal setting for a private and fun getaway weekend.

Keywords: Laguna Seca, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Salinas, beaches, races, rodeo, festivals, Concourse, golf, River Road Wine Trail, AT&T, fireplace, quiet, kitchen, breakfast, Wi-Fi, tv,

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be 21 yrs. of age....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            There are two twin beds in the really cool sleeping loft, accessed by a 'ships ladder', so it is better for older kids or with adult supervision only. We have an in-ground trampoline available as well. Our cats and dogs are very kid friendly but our Australian shepherd, Maggie, does tend to get pretty excited and jump up on folks. We have a separate yard we can banish them to if necessary....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We have many of our own pets on the property and new pets tend to create too many problems. You are welcome to pet ours! The cats and dogs are not allowed in the cottage as many of our guests are allergic and we don't want their stay to be uncomfortable. Thank you for understanding!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Loft

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) This comfortable queen size bed is Memory Foam and has received kudos from every guest thus far., Twin or Single Beds (2) Up in the loft, we have 2 twin beds on the carpeted floor and they are perfect for kids and adults alike....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Bathroom carries the theme of the rest of The Cottage. Custom walk in shower pan is made from an old claw foot bath tub with the side cut out. Shower surround is constructed from reclaimed redwood which creates in the shower the feeling that you are showering in an old carriage! Truly unique. The vanity is constructed from bead board that was original to our house and was torn out when we remodeled. The floor is acid washed concrete. Lots of natural light from the skylight and window. There is an elliptical trainer, in my quilting studio, which is available for your use 24/7 AQUARIUM PASSES: We also have two complimentary aquarium passes available for you to use. An $80 savings!!! ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                There are books and magazines available for your use. ...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                The Cottage has a couple decks of cards, dominos to play chicken foot, backgammon, cribbage and we have several games in our home available for your use. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite Direct TV is now in The Cottage....moreless

              • Television:

                There is a 32' flat screen tv with DVD & VHS player, tucked into the big blue hutch shown in the living room picture. There is a cable for attaching your laptop to be able to stream videos and movies using your own current accounts....moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have stocked the entertainment center with a wide variety of DVD's and you may borrow some from our house too....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Gorgeous views of the Santa Lucia and Gabilan mountains....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    A wood farm table, 2 chairs and an old church pew will seat 5, but we have more chairs if needed. A child's highchair is available upon request. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    There is no charge for the use of the washer and dryer, laundry supplies are provided. ...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    There is available for your use a Diamondback elliptical trainer located in my quilting studio. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    We have added a small quartz heater, with a thermostat, if you don't want to use the wood burning stove....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Beds are made up with fresh clean sheets and you may be sleeping under a vintage or handmade quilt. Fresh towels are provided....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    While the off street parking is large enough for one vehicle, there is room available for an RV outside the fence on our country farm road....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Nice and fluffy white bath towels are provided. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    The Whirpool stackable washer and dryer is located close by in the shop bathroom. I know it sounds strange, but it is quite nice and it's only 50 feet away. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WIFI is available, free of charge, though out the Cottage and our property....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    The wood stove is tucked in a nook and heats The Cottage nicely. Ample wood is provided....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Kitchen is fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, silverware, linens, teapot, toaster, microwave and coffee maker. A crock pot is available if needed....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen is small but full featured. Unique features include cabinets fabricated from recycled fence boards, counter tops are fabricated from reclaimed wine flavoring staves, and open shelving that began life as barn siding in upstate Illinois cira 1860. Every drawer is different as we use The Cottage as a showroom for our cabinet shop when it is not occupied by our guests. Our own home is on the property, so if anything else is needed, we are right there....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    New, powerful microwave set atop the refrigerator....moreless

                  • Oven:

                    The oven will cook a large 14' pizza. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    New, large refrigerator, with freezer, able to hold a weeks supply of food for a family of 4....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    The Cottage is equipped with a 20' 4-burner electric stove with oven. ...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Just outside the front door, there is a bistro table and chairs which is a perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. You are more than welcome to use our yard for your relaxing pleasure. We have a garden, a porch swing and seating on the main house, a porch swing on the arbor outside the Cottage facing our yard....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    While we don't have golf available at our place, there are several world renown courses within 25 miles. Pebble Beach, Spyglass and several others. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Through the gate, we have a nice lawn with an in-ground trampoline kids love to use. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • cleaning fee $50
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 01/29/2015
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Monterey Penninsula Airport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Elements
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 101
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Elements
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Carmel, Monterey, Marina

                  Car: Necessary

                  Farm tours, wine tasting on the Highlands Wine Trail, we have 2 passes available for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Raceway is about 10 miles away.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: We are Paul & Rori Jensen and have been married for 28 years. When we purchased this property in 2004, our dream was realized and we were able to locate our custom cabinet shop, Jensen Co. Specialty Woodwork, right on our property. When looking at the Google Map, the marker is in the wrong place...continue down the road , to the right, to the next house with the shop and all the out-buildings. In addition to having the shop right here, we also really enjoy entertaining and often have family and friends out to enjoy our beautiful slice of heaven. We and our two sons, two dogs, five cats and six chickens have been working really hard for the last seven years to make our place into something really special. We invite you to come and share a bit of what we have done! Creative use of space, reclaimed materials and custom woodwork have all been used to make this cottage into something truly magical. Come and see!! We look forward to meeting you.

                  Why the Owner Chose Salinas:
                  We live in a beautiful area and are close to many famous landmarks, Carmel by the sea, Laguna Seca Raceway, Big Sur, Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the River Road Wine Trail. By converting a detached two car garage into a charming cottage, we can increase our income in these troubling times, and give you the opportunity to share in our joy!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  As we have mentioned already, our cottage is unique, our use of space and materials have created a wonderful and relaxing place for your weekend getaway. Many of our guests have indicated that they just don't want to leave! But, our proximity to so many truly unique locations make day trips to the Monterey Peninsula, the Big Sur coast and the wide open vistas of the Salinas Valley easily obtainable. You can relax each night in the quiet of the lettuce fields in front of a roaring fire, or enjoy the patio and the spectacular view of the Santa Lucia mountain range (really just big hills, but very beautiful anyway.)


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The outside of The Cottage as viewed from the street.

                    The outside of The Cottage as viewed from the street.

                  • The comfortable living room with the  blue cabinet for the TV. Handmade quilts.

                    The comfortable living room with the blue cabinet for the TV. Handmade quilts.

                  • Bathroom cabinets were made from the main home's original back porch. Storage ++

                    Bathroom cabinets were made from the main home's original back porch. Storage ++

                  • In the loft, 2 twin beds with fresh sheets and vintage quilts. Access by ladder.

                    In the loft, 2 twin beds with fresh sheets and vintage quilts. Access by ladder.

                  • View from the open loft to the living area below. Storage in built in dresser.

                    View from the open loft to the living area below. Storage in built in dresser.

                  • Show our yard, garden, chicken coop and my Quilt Studio in the spring & summer.

                    Show our yard, garden, chicken coop and my Quilt Studio in the spring & summer.

                  • The shower area with no tub. Looks like an old fashioned carriage.

                    The shower area with no tub. Looks like an old fashioned carriage.

                  • Ladder to access loft sleeping area with 2 twin beds. It is securely attached.

                    Ladder to access loft sleeping area with 2 twin beds. It is securely attached.

                  • As you are coming from the west, look for the Quilt Block on our house fence.

                    As you are coming from the west, look for the Quilt Block on our house fence.

                  • The stocked kitchen with custom cabinets made from re-claimed wood.

                    The stocked kitchen with custom cabinets made from re-claimed wood.

                  • Queen size Memory Foam mattress nestled in between 2 closets with 100+ yr doors

                    Queen size Memory Foam mattress nestled in between 2 closets with 100+ yr doors

                  • Dining area nook with old church pew and walls with redwood. Peek of front door.

                    Dining area nook with old church pew and walls with redwood. Peek of front door.

                  • The Santa Lucia Mtns. as viewed out the front door, past the farm road and field

                    The Santa Lucia Mtns. as viewed out the front door, past the farm road and field

                  • This is our yard side of the Cottage which you are more than welcome to enjoy.

                    This is our yard side of the Cottage which you are more than welcome to enjoy.

                  • A beautiful sunrise right out your Cottage front door.

                    A beautiful sunrise right out your Cottage front door.

                  • Fort Ord Monument for hiking and mountain bike riding. 6.5 miles from Cottage

                    Fort Ord Monument for hiking and mountain bike riding. 6.5 miles from Cottage

                  • For safety reasons, we recommend the loft for children ages 7 and up.

                    For safety reasons, we recommend the loft for children ages 7 and up.

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, February 01, 2015

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  • Sleeps
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                  • Bedrooms
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                  • Bathrooms
                    1
                  • Property type
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/29/2015
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